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Monday, 14 October 2013


That was fun. It seems like an opportunity for information overload. Does anyone know why the pouches on the right side of the ceiling are not numbered sequentially (5,6,7,4)?

I'd love to be able to boldly go where no adobe flashless man has gone before .

Damn dirty apple

And yes I did wanted to be an astronaut when I was a 9 year old kid. It's still vivid in my memory the night I didn't sleep to watch, live, Neil Armstrong setting mankind's first foot on the moon back in 1969.

Umm... how do we know it's from space?

Imagine if there'd been two concurrent shuttle designs - I bet the flame wars would have been out of this world! (b'dum tssh)

That is...awesome. Really cool. Thanks for sharing!

And it's all controlled by that Dell laptop.

Actually it is very simple to pilot this thing. Just move the black lever around and remember to NEVER touch the red button. Forget about all those fancy monitors and buttons. The guy sitting next to you will take care of it.

It sure looks different than Voyager.

John Krumm: "Looks like this is where Olympus finds inspiration for menu design."

Best comment I've seen in a while. Lol. Also reminds me this is a photography site after all!

I can see the infotainment system, but where are the cupholders?

I guess you wouldn't want to be texting while trying to land this thing.

@ Pierre Munson.
It seems that 1,2,3 and 5,6,7 were installed first and that 4 was an afterthought - see wiring. No room on the port side so it was fitted after number 7, although belonging to the first sequence. In any case, the guy standing by the access hatch behind the co-pilot's seat should know ...

OMG REAL switches, toggles, and buttons; it is a real machine. Makes me want to start pushing things to see what happens....

Out of this world!

Wow, talking about controls! This must be a really professional tool.

Some of those strip gauges look the same as the ones they had on the Apollo CM and LM.

A bit sad really but I guess all technology comes to it's end eventually. Unless anti-gravity is invented soon we'll just have to keep burning millions of pounds of hydrocarbons even to reach low earth orbit and disapate that same energy (per pound) to get home safely.

I saw "Gravity" yesterday and the various space vessels were most untidy, nothing as organised as this which I had expected. And this one I can control to some degree. "Gravity" is a tour de force of Newtonian dimensions.

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